The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has confirmed that they have received a very positive response to the Get Britain Building Programme with the programme becoming a central part in tackling the housing crisis.
Funding allocations under a special commissioning stage, running alongside the main bidding process, has also been announced.
A total of 170 expressions of interest submissions have been received under the main bidding process, many of these submissions contained bids for multiple schemes. The HCA will now asses these expressions of interest looking at factors such as; value for money, deliverability and fit with local priorities.
A shortlist of schemes should therefore be released by mid-March.
Furthermore, 18 sites will go forward to the next stage of the assessment process to unlock delivery on commissioned schemes, these are of a high importance to particular communities and can create ample local benefits. Up to £46m could be allocated to the 18 commissioned schemes to deliver 1,300 new homes including on public sector sites.